Gunpowder Milkshake is a woman led John Wick style assassin action film. Set in this interesting underbelly of society that hides itself within a dusty library, a corrupt doctors and a 50's diners, unfortunately Gunpowder Milkshake suffers with its basic story, but supplies some entertaining however clunky action sequences.
Written by Elliot Lines
Gunpowder Milkshake sets up this world perfectly. There is a 50's diner that seemingly is a front for this underworld of assassins, a seemingly harmless place turned killers haven, giving this film a neon undertone vibe. At the center of this universe, much like "The Continental", is a library. Filled with dusty old books, which are each filled with weapons and useful tools (The Shawshank rock axe comes to mind) for these assassins to pick from. Just with these settings you can imagine the world set out, within our world, unseen by most.
With a world set out, an interesting story must follow. The basic nature of what unfolded throughout Gunpowder Milkshake led it to become tiresome, with the actors chewing on their uninspired dialogue, especially through the first half hour, but surprisingly it does manage to pick up towards the latter half of the film.
Pulling you through are the fight scenes, where they may be clunky and haphazard at times they do provide a certain amount of entertainment to keep the film alive. These scenes are on a larger scale, where most of the time you've got these women completely outnumbered, showing their true potential, showing they should not be messed with. With the cast that is on show here, there are times that you feel as though you are waiting for the like of Lena Heady, Angella Bassett, Michelle Yeoh and Carla Gugino to involve themselves with Karen Gillian, but when they do the movie pumps.
Gunpowder Milkshake is a world with similarities to John Wick, and the setting is almost there providing an interesting landscape but the film relied on the action scenes (which weren't outstanding) to drag itself through the dull story-line.